Blue Archive was first released in Japan in early 2021, and after a resounding success, it was brought to the rest of the world. Players all over the world are now putting themselves in the shoes of the sensei, directing teams of cute but dangerous schoolgirls through the trials of modern life – and warfare. Of course, the more the merrier, but if you want to get your hands on your favourite students, you’ll need to learn how to use Blue Archive banners.

Blue Archive, like other gacha games, has many banners that can provide increased rates for obtaining a specific, high-tier student or even the chance to recruit exceptional, limited characters. We’ll tell you all we know about the existing and upcoming banners, as well as pull rates and what to do if you obtain duplicates, in our Blue Archive banner guide.


Pick-up recruiting is a gacha mechanism in Blue Archive that allows you to spend your valuable pyroxenes on additional pupils to join your party. A single pull can be done using 120 pyroxenes, or 10 pulls can be done with 1,200 pyroxenes.

Students range in quality from one star (lowest) to three stars (highest), and you’re assured to get at least one two-star student out of every ten summons. A Blue Archive banner pity system is also available, which awards recruit points for each student you pull. You’ll get a three-star student of your choice if you spend 24,000 pyroxenes (200 pulls) on a banner. However, these points do not continue over to the following banner, and any that are left unused when the event banner expires are transformed into craft materials.


At this time, two Blue Archive banners are running concurrently.

One permits you to recruit Mashiro, a rear fire support expert. Her attack and defence types are explosive and heavy, respectively.

Aru is featured in the other banner, which has a higher pick-up rate. She’s a formidable backline attacker who employs minimal armour and deals explosive damage.

These banners will be available for recruitment from November 16 to November 29.


Regular recruitment, which includes all infinite students, and pick-up recruitment, which is the Blue Archive counterpart of a banner, are the two types of gacha in Blue Archive. The following are the typical recruitment gacha rates for certain student rarities:

  • One-star students – 79% chance
  • Two-star students – 18.5% chance
  • Three-star student – 2.5% chance

The rates are different when pulling from Blue Archive banners. For specific student pulls, some banners provide a rate-up. We’re not sure about the banner rates in the worldwide release yet, as they look to differ from the Japanese rates, but we’ll make sure to update this guide as soon as we learn more.

You’ll get heavenly fragments and student pieces if you pull duplicate students. You can utilise divine fragments to buy growth resources or more student pieces in the shop. Student pieces allow you to raise a student’s rarity to the next degree.

Blue Archive banner guide


In Blue Archive, there are two sorts of event banners. Banners show a limited number of pupils or an unlimited number of students.

  • After the event, students who are featured in Unlimited banners will be accessible in the regular gacha recruitment pool. The goal of these banners is to raise the drop rate for the targeted student, giving you a better chance of catching them for a limited time.
  • Limited banners feature students that are only accessible for the duration of the event and will not be added to the regular recruitment pool once the banner is completed. The banners may appear again in the future, but there is no guarantee.

If two restricted banners run concurrently, they will share the following benefits (unless otherwise stated):

  • Both banners have the same number of recruit points.
  • On the standard recruitment banner, students from both banners are momentarily available.
  • Both limited students can be obtained via each other’s banners (without their individual rate-up)



At this time, we don’t have a precise schedule for the Blue Archive banners in the worldwide version. Nexon has stated that it wants the global version to catch up to the Japanese version, therefore they appear to be going through the history of Japanese banners, running some of them at the same time. So far, the global version’s banners haven’t quite synced with the Japanese version’s, but they’re near, so we’re guessing you’ll be seeing Izuna, Shizuko, and Haruna soon.

Keep this page bookmarked and return often, as we’ll make sure to update the Blue Archive banner schedule as soon as we have more information.

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